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Pierre Henri Morel Cotes Du Rhone Villages Signargues 2009

This Rhone red blend boasts multiple 90+ ratings.

A "pure and very silky" Wine Enthusiast Editors' Choice selection.
Ratings:
  • 91 points, The Wine Advocate
  • 91 points, Wine Enthusiast
  • 90 points, Wine Spectator
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Critical Acclaim

89-91 Points
The Wine Advocate
"A real sleeper of the vintage is Morel's 2009 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Signargues. This dense plum/ruby wine exhibits loads of raspberry and black cherry fruit, medium body, and plenty of spice and earth."

91 Points
Wine Enthusiast
"Morel, the general manager at M. Chapoutier, also has his own label, which includes this very attractive wine from Sign­argues, the southernmost villages appellation of the Cote du Rhone. It's full bodied and ripe without being flabby or unstructured, delivering blueberry and blackberry fruit, peppery spice and a long finish that reverberates with fruit and an espresso note."
Editors' Choice

90 Points
Wine Spectator
"A pure and very silky wine, with a gorgeous mix of damson plum, raspberry, black cherry and plum fruit, laced with graphite and black tea and followed by a long, incense-tinged finish."


Winemaker's Notes

Very deep garnet-red, almost black color. The nose is full with aromas of very ripe black fruit. It is gourmand with licorice aromas and a spicy finish.

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%


About Pierre Henri Morel

Pierre-Henri Morel has a true passion for food, wine and the great terroirs from his native region, the Rhone Valley. He started to work with world-renowned winemaker Michel Chapoutier in 2000 and has been deeply involved in the management of the winery ever since. In 2007, Michel Chapoutier proposed a new venture to Pierre-Henri: they decided to join forces and purchase a vineyard in the prestigious “Pignan” area in Chateauneuf du Pape. This four-hectare vineyard features old Grenache vines. It offers truly outstanding terroir with the potential to make an extremely elegant Chateauneuf du Pape.

Pierre-Henri is fascinated by the southern Rhone Valley and the amazing variety of its soils. A few other wines round out the line: Cotes du Rhone Villages "Laudun" and "Signargues," from the right bank of the Rhone facing Chateauneuf du Pape, are outstanding values, and a Gigondas, made from plots located on high-altitude terraces made of alluvial soils that endow the wines with terrific freshness, balance and minerality.